(Closed) Inviting the boss??

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Easier for me…. my principal and director are incompetent blowhards.  I didn’t even think of inviting either.  Sorry I’m not much help.

Post # 5
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Invite neither. Why should the director be offended? A rule I’ve heard is you only invite people you socialise with and would stay close to even if you changed jobs. So if you don’t spend time with the director socially, it’s not a problem. I’m assuming the teachers you’re inviting are those you’re close to, and you’re not inviting every teacher. In other words, you can reasonable say that you’re only inviting those closest to you.

What I did: I worked in an office of about 40 people, and only invited one girl I was close to (but who I kind of knew couldn’t come, and didn’t).

It’s generally considered rude to invite people to the ceremony only.


Post # 6
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I understand your prediciment. I’m also a teacher. I’ve invited my principal and her husband because I genuinely enjoy her company. She’s been very good and supportive towards me. But now I also want to invite my deputy principal as well as the colleague I’m closest to. So I’ll be needing to do a bit of shuffling around of numbers!

Post # 7
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

i had a rule for my wedding, if i socialise outside of work with people then they would be invited, ie have they been to my house and have i been to theirs, would they attend my birthday dinner etc.

People get so hung up on wedding etiquette, myself included, i dont know why it has to be so hard LOL

Post # 8
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My fiance is a teacher.  He will be inviting his principal and not his director.  I told him that he had to invite his boss, as it was proper etiquette.  He didn’t mention that he would need to invite his director too…

Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

In your case I would not invite either. I guess normally I would say inviting my principal not the director would make more sense since I see the principal on a daily basis and work closer to her than the director. But because your case is the other way around I would invite neither. 

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